Friday, July 22, 2011

In Denile

Three words. Rafting the Nile. I'm not a bad speller, the title was the name of our rafting team. Probably one of the most intense experiences of my life. Our rafting guide was named David but we could call him Davey-D which ended up being DVD. (My mom has issues when it comes to nicknames) He kept us alive on those rapids. We went on all 3's,4's, and 5's. On the very last rapid we honestly should have tipped and gone in, but DVD saved us. We were practically horizontal in our boat. We had 2 boats of people that were with us, it was  the families in one boat and the students in the other. The student's boat capsized on almost every single rapid. Apparently, you really haven't gone river rafting until you've flipped but I don't know if a believe that. On the third to last rapid, My dad and Brent Allred fell out of the boat. It was actually kind of comical because I looked up and they were there, crouching down in the boat and the next moment they had completely disappeared. They were fine in the end, but going down rapids without a raft looked like quite the experience. I had a stellar time on the Nile but it was terrifying. If I was given the opportunity, I would totally do it again.


  1. River rafting is the best! And in the Nile!? You're so lucky! It can be really scary that's for sure! During a high adventure camp the scouts and I went down this part of the snake River called lunch counter. Let's just say it turned our raft into a boyscout filled taco, hence that name=)
    Egypt/the Nile is on my list of places to visit when I'm a pilot, I can save you a seat in my plane if you want;)

  2. I went on Snake River too and Lunch Counter was intense! Just ask Kelsey, she'll back me up. I want to visit Egypt as well but I can fly my own plane. You can come if you want though. Or we could have a race!

  3. This comment is backing you up. Lunch Counters are intense. Oh, and I'm coming too. I will just fly with my unicorn powers.

  4. Yep! Mother nature says "mmmm you look tastey!" And it's upto you to stay out of her mouth;) a ride in your plane would be quite nice, but I like the race idea too! Because if you're taking a plane I'm taking my helicopter! And Kelsey, no fair unicorns are too flippin fast!

  5. Dear Abi,
    So glad to be reading your experiences. I enjoy your poetic view on things.
    Love you and miss you.
    See you soon,
    Auntie A

  6. Thanks Aunt Analili, I love and miss you as well and I can't wait to see you when I get back. Until then, have a great time in Utah.